Post # 1
It seems that lately when I am on Facebook, I feel bored and wonder why I’m even on there. When I scroll through my newsfeed, I think “Who are these people? I don’t really care about the posts they are making.” I know at one point in my life I probably did care, but now I would say 85% of them are people I haven’t talked to in years. Does anyone else feel this way? Did you delete your Facebook account or cut your friends list?
Post # 3
I do a FB clean out every so often. I do know everyone that I’m friends with, but like you said, maybe haven’t seen them in years and really don’t need to know what they’re up to these days. With that said, I felt VERY guilty after one of my clean outs. A former classmate had passed away (we’re in our early 20’s) and I didn’t exactly know because I wasn’t friends with this person anymore. So clean out carefully!
Post # 4
@MsYellowJacket: I’ve been considering doing a clean out, but you make a good point about being careful. I know sometimes I type in an old friends name to see what they have been up to only to find out I am no longer their Facebook friend.
Post # 5
@Bichon Frise: Absolutely,I feel the same way! And simillarly, the only people that care about anything I post are my family members and a couple good friends. No one really cares about anyone elses posts unless it’s to stir up drama.
I deleted my FB about 6 mths ago. The privacy settings keep getting looser, you have to go into your settings and readjust them all the time to keep up with the changes, and people can see your stuff half the time anyways. I still go on my husband’s facebook to keep in contact with people who only correspond through FB but I don’t have or want my own anymore. FB is the devil!
Post # 6
One of my good friends recently de-activated her account because she simply didn’t have time to keep up with it. I’ve recently realized my friend list is growing significantly and I need to trim it down. Several people are people from high school I really have no interest in remaining connected to.
Post # 7
I think anything over 200 friends is a bit much, you can’t seriously know that many people.. and with so many employers looking on facebook before hiring, I keep my security settings very tight, too! I try to keep my friend list around 125 🙂
Post # 8
@Faellie: I’m one of those that does (480 to be exact) BUT do know just about everyone. Mind you Darling Husband and I are HIGHLY involved in our medium/large church so that’s how we know most of them AND see them all quite regularly.
@Bichon Frise: I occasionally clean out those I don’t see/speak with ever…. but most of (probably 95%) of my friends that post I enjoy being able to stay connected when we don’t/aren’t/can’t see each other =)
Post # 9
I’ve noticed what a drag Facebook has on me emotionally and am tempted to pull the plug… I use it when I’m bored or to procrastinate, which causes stress. Also, no matter how many people you delete there’s always someone gloating, someone being negative, someone who posts incessantly, etc. I decided to take last weekend off from it and read books/magazines to fill what would normally be Facebook time and I felt so. much. better. away from the information overload.
ARGHHH. Facebook, I can’t quit you!
Post # 10
I have 398 FB friends.
With the exception of a handful of them; I do know everyone in person. The “exceptions” are distant relatives I’ve never met (for example, I’m FB friends with my cousin’s wife; I’ve never met her because they live in Germany).
My husband’s family alone accounts for 20-30 of my FB friends.
Post # 11
I definitely am getting sick of facebook and also find myself looking at my newsfeed but not caring about anything on it… Yet, I still find the need to check it daily for some odd reason haha. Maybe one day I’l stop.
Post # 12
I’ve become very bored of facebook. I would delete it but all of my family and friends that I don’t see too often are on there. It’s also an easy way to share pictures with EVERYONE. It helps me to procrastinate with doing homework as well haha, but other than that…I really am just over it. Nothing on the newsfeed is interesting or even something I care about.
I do clean ups frequently and currently have only 216 friends. Is it sad that I want to delete friends now, but am waiting til after the wedding so they can see my wedding pictures? hahah
I also do NOT add people I don’t know at all. If someone adds me that I don’t know I definitely deny them because they don’t need to know my business.
Post # 13
@Faellie: I did a lot in high school where I met a lot of people (camps, international trips etc), so I have about 300 friends and know them all. Also, i lived in another state for a time, so I have my NY friends and my MN friends, then my friends I met on all my trips who live across the US. I go through every few months and delete people.
Like you said, I used to have 700 friends and they were people I’d never talk to. But like @Bichon Frise: said, I have had friends send me a friend request after I unfriend them. I never know what to do!
But yes, I feel bored with FB. I used to spend hours on there when I was 18 or so, but now weddingbee and pinterest are where I spend the majority of my free internet time.
Post # 14
YES. The only reason I am keeping it for the time being is because I am away from home so I like to show my family pictures. I do post statuses just because, but I would like to get rid of it. Probably once I am back home in a few months.
Post # 15
I wished there would sometimes be a delete account button. Not the deactivate one. But last time I did a clean out, I had 380+”friends” and listed them down to 55. Now I have 100 something.. I just log on to log on, check out what’s going on over there, and log out.
Post # 16
@Bichon Frise: YES YES YES! Yes to all of that! Haha. Those are the EXACT thoughts that went through my head before I got rid of my Facebook almost a year ago. And ya know what? I don’t miss it. The people who I actually have a relationship with in the real world, I hardly even talked to on Facebook anyway, and the ones who I only talked to on Facebook, well…bye. Haha.